CNAS Undergraduate Research Day

Key details

Date: May 3, 2019, at Plaster Student Union.

About the event

Posters will be judged and awards will be given.

One hundred dollars (first place) and $50 (second place) for each CNAS department and the cooperative engineering program.

Awards ceremony and a guest speaker begins at 3 p.m.

This event highlights undergraduate research in:

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Geography, geology and planning
  • Hospitality leadership
  • Mathematics
  • Physics, astronomy and Materials Physics
  • Engineering (cooperative program)

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. If you're presenting at the event, review poster and abstract instructions.

CUR - Council of Undergraduate Research logo


2018 Winners

(l to r) Dr. Pavlowsky, John, Jordan, Trang, Dr. Kissoon-Charles

Biology: Ecology, Wildlife and Conservation

1st Place:  John Kincaid, Co-authors – Marc Owen and Bob Pavlowsky

BACTERIAL SOURCE TRACKING OF HUMAN, BOVINE, DOG, AND GOOSE FECAL CONTAMINATION IN THE LITTLE SAC WATERSHED

Faculty Advisor: Babur Mirza

2nd PlaceTrang Tran, Co-authors – Jordan Heiman and Bob Pavlowsky

ACCUMULATION OF LEAD IN SYCAMORE TREES ON A MINING-CONTAMINATED GRAVEL BAR IN BIG RIVER, MISSOURI

Faculty Advisor: La Toya Kissoon-Charles


(l to r) Megan, Dr. Durham, Harlee


Biology: Cellular, Microbiology and Genetics

1st PlaceMeagan D. Rippee-Brooks

INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES DURING INFLUENZA A VIRUS AND ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS COINFECTIONS IN VITRO

Faculty Advisor: Christopher Lupfer

2nd PlaceHarlee Kelley, Co-Authors:  Orion Peterson and Lauren Cornelison

SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS INDUCES GREATER INCREASE IN ERK LEVELS IN FEMALE TRIGEMINAL NEURONS:  POTENTIAL RISK FACTOR FOR OROFACIAL PAIN CONDITIONS 

Faculty Advisor: Paul Durham


 

(l to r) Megan, Carajill


Chemistry

1st PlaceMegan Prado

QUANTUM YIELD DETERMINATION OF NITROGEN-DOPED CARBON DOTS AND FLUORESCENCE DEPENDENCE ON PH 

Faculty Advisor: Adam Wanekaya

2nd PlaceCarajill Campbell

INVESTIGATION OF THE THERMORESPONSIVE PROPERTIES OF TRI-BLOCK COPOLYMER SOLUPLUS® 

Faculty Advisor: Alan Schick


 (l to r) Jeff, Dr. Iqbal, Jamie


Computer Science

1st Place:  Jeff Dale

MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION TO FIND BICLUSTERS IN GENE EXPRESSION DATA

Faculty Advisor:  Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

2nd Place:  Jamie Johnson
TOWARDS AN EASY-TO-USE MICROPLATE IMAGE READING SOLUTION FOR CHEMISTRY EDUCATION 
Faculty Advisor:  Razib Iqbal


 (l to r) Konstantin, Keegan, Dersham, Dr. Dua, Ryan, Joe


Engineering

1st PlaceKeegan Allen, Dersham Schmidt, Konstantin Dashkevich

MODEM MADNESS

Faculty Advisor: Rohit Dua

2nd Place:  Joe Minner and Ryan Kiesling

PLC DISCOVERY STATION USING PROGAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER SYSTEM TO HELP PEOPLE LEARN AND UNDERSTAND DIGITAL LOGIC

Faculty Advisor: Rohit Dua


(l to r) Brooke, Dr. Michelfelder


Geography, Geology, and Planning - Geology

1st PlaceBrooke Benz, Co-authors:  James Quick, Tyler Sundell

U-PB ZIRCON GEOCHRONOLOGY OF RHYOLITE TUFFS FROM THE BELL TOP FORMATION, SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO 

Faculty advisor: Gary Michelfelder

2nd PlaceMackenzie Wegmann, Co-author:  Conor O’Dowd

THE PETROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF A MIOCENE UNDIFFERENTIATED DACITE IN THE MOGOLLON-DATIL VOLCANIC FIELD, NEW MEXICO

Faculty Advisor: Gary Michelfelder


(l to r) Dr. Dogwiler, Bennett, Madeline, Dr. Pavlowsky


Geography, Geology, and Planning - Geography, Geospatial and Planning

1st PlaceMadeline Behlke-Entwisle

SPATIAL VARIABILITY ON SEDIMENT SIZE AND LEAD CONCENTRATIONS ON A MINING-CONTAMINATED RIVER BAR IN BIG RIVER, SOUTHWEASTERN MISSOURI 

Faculty advisor: Bob Pavlowsky

2nd PlaceBennett Conway

ASSESSMENT OF OBLIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY IN ENHANCING UAV-BASED PHOTOGRAMMETRY-DERIVED DEMs AND ORTHOPHOTOS 

Faculty advisor: Toby Dogwiler


(l to r) Alex, Dr. Kageyama, Dallas

 


Hospitality Leadership

1st Place:  Alex Baguio, Co-authors:  Matésja Daniel, Alex Birge, Guangyi Wang, Idalia Aguilar

AN ANALYSIS OF HOTEL ONLINE REVIEWS

Faculty Advisor:  Nancy Kageyama

 

2ND Place:  Dallas Schneider, Co-authors: Madison Goodman, Chris Mills, Kennedy Powell, Jordan Moyer, Lindsey Gross

THE IMPACT OF HOTELS’ GREEN PRACTICES ON GUEST SATISFACTION 

Faculty Advisor:  Nancy Kageyama


Gabriel


Mathematics

1st PlaceGabriel Wallace

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF INTERSECTION POINTS OF A RANDOM POLYGON 

Faculty Advisor: Les Reid


John


Physics, Astronomy and Materials Physics

1st Place:  John Crooke

SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF THE PULSATING SUBDWARF B STAR EPIC 212508753 USING DATA FROM NASA’S KEPLER SPACE TELESCOPE  

Faculty Advisor:  Mike Reed